Saturday, May 21, 2011


This year for vacation Kevin, Brooklyn and I went to Broken bow Oklahoma. This is state number two on our family goal of vacationing together in all 50 states. (Last year we stayed in TX)

Kevin had almost an entire week off, So we took the opportunity to rent a little cabin on the lake. It was so relaxing and beautiful. The first few days were busy with activities and sight seeing, but we took the end of our trip to just sit back and enjoy family time.

From the moment we got there Brooke was nonstop running around, pointing out things and asking tons of questions about what things were or what they did. Kevin and I loved taking the time to explain everything to her... when you have a two year old you have no option but to slow down and really take in everything, because that all they want to do!

We arrived around 5pm, So we took the night to grill hot dogs and explore our camp grounds and cabin.
Looking a little tired after our three hour drive.

 Brooke running around enjoying all the space.

 Helping daddy cook hot dogs.

 Trying to light a fire.. ha ha.

Brooke and I spent at least and hour in which she brought me everything she could find and asking
 " What that mommy" or " look ewe gross" even "eat mommy eat"

Later in the week we decided that it would be really fun to go on a hike and enjoy some nature. We looked up some trials on our map and off we went, little did we know that the "short" trail we had selected would end up being a five mile walk. ha ha. The trail winded up through the mountains and beavers bend lake. It was so worth the tired feet and sore legs,  Brooke loved seeing numerous deer, birds, fish, random flowers, and even an owl.
 The start of our hike.

 About half way Brooke decided she was to tired to walk, bless her heart she gave it a good shot, and Kevin and I got extra exercise carrying 30 extra pounds up the mountains.

We decided that the lake was a good place to stop and relax a bit before finishing out our hike.

Our view from the top and the end of our hike!!! YAY we all made it!!

Making smores

Before dinner at Abendigos
(according to the "locals" its the best steak in Oklahoma)

Here are a few pictures of what we got to enjoy for the week!
 Start of Beavers bend trail.

The Lake.

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